Sweet Home Alabama filming locations
Sweet Home Alabama is a Romance and an American comedy movie. The movie was released on 27 September 2002. The Director of the film is Andy Tennant. The story of the film is by Douglas J. Eboch. Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, Touchstone Pictures, and Touchstone Home Entertainment are the film distributors. Production companies of the movie are Touchstone Pictures and Original Film.
The budget for the film is $30 million. The total box office collection of the movie is Approx $180 million.
The story of the movie is about a fashion designer from New York. Her name is Melanie. She finds out she is being engaged to one of the most eligible bachelors in the city. However, there are many secrets from the past of her life which haunts her. One of them is her Ex-husband. She married in high school, and he is now not ready to divorce her.
To set everything back at their place, she decides to go back and get a divorce. Melanie goes back to Alabama to face her past. She discovers that you can take a girl out of the South but not south could not be taken out of a girl from there. Realization hits her hard that the South is a much more perfect place for her than New York.
Reese Witherspoon as Melanie Carmichael/Smoother. Dakota Fanning as young Melanie Smoother. Josh Lucas as Jake Perry. Thomas Curtis as young Jake Perry. Patrick Dempsey as Andrew Hennings. Candice Bergen as Mayor Kate Hennings. Mary Kay Place as Pearl Smoother. Fred Ward as Earl Smoother. Jean Smart as Stella Kay Perry. Ethan Embry as Bobby Ray. Melanie Lynskey as Lurlynn
. Courtney Gains as Sheriff Wade. Mary Lynn Rajskub as Dorothea. Rhona Mitra as Tabatha Wadmore-Smith. Nathan Lee Graham as Frederick Montana. Sean Bridgers as Eldon. Fleet Cooper as Clinton. Kevin Sussman as Barry Lowenstein. Mark Skinner as Bruno. Michelle Krusiec as Pan. Phil Cater as Pablo. Michael Snow as Devin. Bob Penny as Wallace Buford. Mark Matkevich as Tom Darovsic. Lee Roy Giles as Eugene, the guard. Afemo Omilami as Jimmy Lee. Kevin Hagan as Jimmy, the driver. Dennis Ryan as a reporter. Jim O’Connor as reporter. Leslie Hendrix as a reporter. Mark Oliver as a guard. Colin Ford as Clinton Jr. Jason Guy as a photographer on the red carpet. Andrew Prine as Sheriff Holt.
The film has been filmed all over the state of Georgia, including Rome and Crawfordville.
Oak Hill and Martha Berry Museum, Rome
Oak hill is in Northwest Georgia. It is a home where Martha berry used to live and is located on the campus of Berry College. The property contains a garden, which is beautiful. Since 1930 it has been there. With this, they also provide guided tours to the tourist of the property’s interior.
In the movie, it is used as a Carmichael plantation. This is where Melanie pretended to stay when reporters asked her about her presence at the particular place.
Starrs Mill, Fayetteville
The building is used as the setting for Deep South Glass. Jake’s glass-blowing business, where Melanie and her friends go by chance before her wedding. You won’t find the yellow seaplane here as that scene occurred while locals were fishing.
The town is shot as the setting for Pigeon Creek, which is Melanie’s hometown. Various buildings are working as the cafe, bank, and post office. There’s also the Taliaferro County Historical Society, where film artifacts are retained.
Other Filming Locations to Visit
Georgia International Horse Park, Conyers, and Lake Peachtree, Peachtree City are the two other filming locations because of their beautiful landscape.